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Exhibit highlights White Mountains resort hotels

May. 19, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A new exhibit will showcase the grand hotels that once were commonplace in the White Mountains. The exhibit at the Museum of the White Mountains at Plymouth State University opened Friday, and a series of talks and events run through September 12. Featuring paintings, photographs,...

Dubuque's 'favorite son' comes back home, focusing on art

May. 18, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Before he can apply paint to canvas, Christopher Billmyer must carry out the arduous work that makes such artistic expression possible. He stretches the canvas over a large, wooden frame and pins the fabric into place. Next, he methodically applies a layer of primer to the surface....

Hopper's final painting on view at the Currier Museum

May. 18, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Edward Hopper's final painting is on view at the Currier Museum of Art. "Two Comedians," showing the artist and his wife taking a bow onstage, once belonged to singer Frank Sinatra. Hopper painted the work in 1966 at age 83, when he and his wife were seriously ill. He died the...

Meade School District loans historic painting to museum

May. 18, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — Randy Bender has uncovered a gem that is now on display for all to see: While visiting Sturgis Brown High School, the president of board of directors of the Old Fort Meade Museum stumbled upon a watercolor painting of the 222-year-old USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship...

Mothers, children bond through collaborative art-making

May. 16, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

CHARLEMONT, Mass. (AP) — From making a house into a home to raising children, motherhood is an art form. Local mothers Missy Ashton, Mia Radysh and Eveline MacDougall go one step further by making art with their children. Before she became a mother, Ashton, who lives in Charlemont, worked as a professional...

Revived proposal for new oil, gas drilling in California

May. 9, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. government moved Thursday toward allowing new oil and gas drilling on wide swaths of federal land in California that has been off-limits since environmentalists sued in 2013. The Bureau of Land Management issued final plans for oil and gas leases on about 800,000 acres (323,755...

Santa Fe Opera announces plans to stage world premieres

May. 8, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — World-premiere operas derived from the gender-bending Broadway hit "M. Butterfly" and from meditations on Victorian-era repression in Bram Stroker's "Dracula" are coming to the Santa Fe Opera and its open-air stage in the high desert. Opera General Director Robert Meya on Wednesday...

NC museum to host exhibit of art by musician Scott Avett

May. 7, 2019 4:48 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Museum of Art will host the first solo museum exhibition of the art of Scott Avett, a member of the musical group The Avett Brothers. The exhibit titled I N V I S I B L E will feature large-scale portraits, prints and paintings. Avett says that he always thinking...

WVa artist's painting sent to US Embassy in Sri Lanka

May. 5, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The message came in October, completely out of the blue. "I received an email from someone ... They said they saw 'Gravity,' loved my work and asked if they could send my website info to the curator for the U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka," said artist Kelly Scudieri. "I said sure," she...

Looted art, gay rights merge in recovery of Polish painting

May. 5, 2019 7:05 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A same-sex Los Angeles couple was dumbfounded when Homeland Security agents showed up at their home in 2016 with the news that a beloved old portrait hanging in their kitchen had been looted by the Nazis from Poland's National Museum during World War II. With heavy hearts, they...